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Junoon’s reunion was last wish of Junaid Jamshed: Salman Ahmed

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The people of Karachi witnessed the reunion of South Asia’s biggest band, Junoon’s after 13-years on the evening of Dec 25. After much speculations, the people of Karachi were treated with the rocking performance of the band as large number of people attended the concert.

While talking to the people at a concert Salman Ahmed said that it was the last wish of late Junaid Jamshed to see the reunion of Junoon.

Salman Ahmed emotionally told the audience about his last conversation with Junaid Jamshed he had the night before he headed to Chitral. Salman said he had a two-hour conversation with Vital Signs frontman Junaid Jamshed.

Read more: Ali Azmat hints at Junoon ‘reunion’

Salman said, “He talked about everything under the sun and just kept on talking,” he remembered. The guitarist was moved and surprised at JJ’s persistence to speak. “I was like, ‘You’re just going to Chitral’ but he kept on going on and on.”

It was then that JJ told Ahmad he really wished for Junoon to reunite. “He said, ‘Salman, I really wish you and Ali could get back together’,” the musician told an already sentimental audience.

Late Junaid Jamshed died in the PIA aircraft crashed near Havelian upon his return from Chitral. Several failed attempts were made to reunite the band in the past few years. The first major player to try and bring Ahmad and Azmat together was Coca-Cola.

Read more: Coke Studio ends with an emotional tribute to Junaid Jamshed

The brand convinced both Ahmed and Azmat to feature together in the anniversary episode of Coke Studio. This was meant to commemorate 10 years of the prolific music platform and reunite Junoon but apparently, it didn’t happen due to creative differences between the two. The effort did not come to fruition since it was rumored that Azmat refused to work with Ahmed.

The second attempt was made by Pepsi who wanted the duo to perform in Pepsi Battle of the Band season 2 but it was later revealed that Azmat was performing in Coke Studio already. Then Sooper reunited Junoon for an August 14 video titled Khudi.

The Junoon despite missing that spark and energy from their early days managed to entertain the audiences.

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Social media was all praises for Junoon, as the band has a massive fan following.